Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-181) and index
Painting and politics: Rubens and England in the 1610s and 1620s -- Continental culture at the Early Stuart Court -- Envoy and artist 1629-1630: Rubens in England -- The Banqueting House at Whitehall -- The Banqueting House ceiling -- Art and politics
"This book draws for the first time a complete picture of the artistic and political connections between Rubens and the Stuart court. Fiona Donovan examines the works the Flemish artist created for English patrons, his relationships with English courtiers beginning in 1616, and his nine-month diplomatic mission to London in 1629-30. She focuses particular attention on the series of nine canvases that Rubens painted for the ceiling of the Banqueting House of Whitehall Palace - a project that is considered by many to be the most significant work of art ever commissioned by the English Crown." "Donovan explores the artist's allegorical imagery and provides insights into the role the work of Rubens and continental culture played in politics and society at the court of Charles I."--Jacket
The papers of this book made it reflective when scanned.